To most Americans, our tax code seems as if it’s written in hieroglyphics. Therefore, there is plenty of work to be had for accountants, especially at this time of year as our calendars creep closer to April 18.
One could only imagine the cornucopia of such services that are in demand right now, all of which are provided by Brinker Simpson, one of the Delaware Valley’s leading certified public accounting and business-advisory firms.
Based in Springfield, with additional offices in Media and Fort Washington, Brinker Simpson has been serving high net-worth individuals, businesses, and entrepreneurs within a wide range of industries for more than 25 years.
The 35-person staff of Brinker Simpson specializes in accounting and auditing, business and nonprofit consulting, forensic and litigation support, tax advisory and preparation, and business valuation services.
Whereas most businesses speak of the value they can provide their clients in abstraction and generalities, Brinker Simpson’s value can be measured not only by the relationships with their clients, but by the team that supports the firm.
“Our people are what set us apart – we have been awarded for the fifth year in a row Accounting Today’s Best CPA Firm to Work for in the USA,” said Anthony Mitchell, a partner with 35 years of experience. “This award is based upon a survey completed by our employees. We have one of the lowest employee turnover ratios in the industry. Our dedicated, hard-working, loyal team has developed a culture here with a focus to provide clients of Brinker Simpson with superior audit accounting and tax service.
“Our firm, as part of our culture, believes strongly in giving back to our community. We have team members who serve on local boards, who participate and support local charity events and our own internally developed charitable functions, like Adopt a Family. During the holidays, we provide less-fortunate families in the area with full Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas gifts.”
Brinker Simpson was founded in 1989. Enjoying the world of small business as much now as he ever has, Robert Simpson still sits at the firm’s helm and has owned retail businesses, entertainment, and computer consulting firms.
“We’re a one-stop shop for any type of client,” said Mitchell. “We handle everything related to finances and taxes. We have key partnerships with attorneys, bankers, and other financial professionals, so we can deliver to our clients what we value so much: peace of mind.
“Our sweet spot is dealing with businesses that do anywhere from $3 million to $35 million in sales and have 5 to 35 employees. But we can handle anything.
“If you were to come in my office tomorrow, I’d review your tax returns from previous years, and make recommendations in order to minimize your tax obligations – all so you can sleep well at night, knowing that your taxes are taken care of.”
In that regard, with so many of us fretting about whether our debts have been sufficiently paid, Brinker Simpson helps its clients sleep better than a double shot of Nyquil.
“People like our advice,” said Mitchell, an Upper Darby native who graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School and Villanova University. “We take the time to sit down with clients, while most of our competition doesn’t. We give them additional attention.”
Brinker Simpson offers a free initial consultation to any prospective clients.
“After almost a decade of trying to find a firm that understood our personal and company’s needs, we were introduced to Brinker Simpson,” said the president of a landscape management company in Bucks County. “Today, we are nearly halfway through a decade of success thanks to the long-term relationship we have established with their firm.
“Reasons we’ve stayed with Brinker Simpson: Our financial planner’s and estate attorney’s point of view are included in the decision-making process. We are not charged for every time we call with a question. We are not forced to accept services that we can perform in-house. They stay current on tax law changes, and advise us accordingly. Plus, the firm gives back by sponsoring community service projects.”